Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM
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Acting Up! Bringing the Queer Lineage of 
Empowerment into Psychotherapy

08/20/2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| $3 – $40

Over a quarter million gay and bisexual men died of AIDS between 1985-1995. Compounding the enormous losses was the emotional annihilation of the dying and their loved ones by a culture that shamed, hated and ignored them.  In response, activists took to the streets, often undertaking intensely emotional and symbolic actions, using their most primal feelings as fuel for liberation. By turning rage into courage, shame into pride, grief into compassion, and devastation into determination, these people changed the course of the epidemic and evolved the consciousness of the LGBT community and the nation.  In therapy, clients must often confront and process, externally and within themselves, the same kinds of denial, 
invisibility, shame, rage, shock and grief.  Through storytelling, film, art and embodied action methods, we will explore how the practices used on the street can be applied in the 
counseling room.  

JasonHolleyUpdateBWJason Holley, M.A., LPCC, is a depth therapist and astrologer 
in private practice in Santa Fe, and a faculty member at 
Southwestern College.  His website is www.jasonholley.net

Christopher Johnson, M.A., LMHC, is a transpersonal 
psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Fe.  His website is www.christopherlukejohnson.com


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$3 – $40
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Southwestern College Campus
3960 San Felipe Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
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